Deputy Chief Secretary in the Office of the President and Cabinet (OPC) Ray Ndhlukula admitted they violated tender procedure by awarding Marry Chiwenga a multi-million contract to manage President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s travel.
Ndhlukula said this while testifying at Harare Magistrates’ Court in a corruption case against former Energy minister Samuel Undenge, who allegedly fraudulently awarded a public relations firm Fruitful Communications a contract without going to tender and prejudicing the State of $12 650. While being questioned by Undenge’s lawyer, Alec Muchadehama on whether he awarded Marry a contract without going to tender, Ndhlukula said he had to do so after considering the security of Government officials. Said Ndhlukula:
What I can say is that, Your Worship, there are certain considerations we take regarding to travel companies, especially for government officials as we consider their security and I can confirm that I gave them the tender after soliciting for support.
The Deputy Chief Secretary admitted that he did not request for the company’s documentation like CR14 and Certificate of Incorporation among others when the OPC awarded the deal.
Marry Chiwenga nee Mubaiwa is an ex-model and the wife of Vice President of Zimbabwe, Constantino Chiwenga who is a Retired Commander of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces. She was once married to Shingi Kaondera, a footballer who played for Caps United Football Club. She was... Read More About Marry Chiwenga
Samuel Undenge is a Zimbabwean politician and a former member of the- Zanu- PF. He is the former Minister of Energy and Power Development.He is a Member of Parliament for Chimanimani East constituency in Manicaland province.In January of 2018 Undenge was arrested by the Zimbabwe... Read More About Samuel Undenge
Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa is a politician and the First Secretary of the Zimbabwe African National Union Patriotic Front (Zanu- PF). He is the current President of Zimbabwe and was sworn in on the 24th of November 2017 as Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief... Read More About Emmerson Mnangagwa